Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Happy New Year!!

Well wow, hasn't the time flown!



It has been a few months( 6 actually) since I last blogged which I know is waaaay too long but there have been big changes in our household that have made it really difficult to get anything other than the essentials done. No, no, no, not that, we haven't had a baby!
I've gone from a full time work at home mum to a full time working at a 9-5 job mum.
Whilst I absolutely loved the flexibility of being a WAHM and the opportunities it offered, I was starting to feel like I had lost a bit of me and with little monster starting year 1 in September I felt it was a now or never decision.
I had originally applied for a job in a school not too far from home but after being offered it the reality of not being able to take time off to see the kids performances or taking days here and there not to mention the 8am start(childcare would have been a nightmare) I had to turn the job down....but literally a week later the same school called me and offered me a job in the on-site children's centre - Perfect!
The job is extremely flexible, a 20 minute bus ride from home and what's more the small team of people that I work with are absolutely amazing.
I won't lie, there have been bumps along the way and the biggest heartache was putting little monster into breakfast and after school club, meaning I can't drop him off and pick him up from school everyday but generally this job has brought tons of positives into the household.
We find ourselves appreciating each other more and wanting to spend more quality time with each other, our scheduling has got rather good and I've found that little bit of me again!

I've been here since the end of August now and am loving every minute of it. Finally we have established a routine that works for us and family life is settling back down...for now.

M xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rambling Mummy Loves

If like me you are celebrating the sun in your gorgeous summer sandals then its only right that you have a gorgeous pedicure to match.
Between having my professional pedicures in the shop I have been trying my hardest to maintain that silky soft look and feel.
Here are my top 3 foot care products, guaranteed to have your fabulous feet in tip top condition.


I absolutely love this stuff. After a soak I love to give my feet a good scrub with this scrub. Whilst it has a strong smell of peppermint the scrub itself has a fabulously firm texture which gets rid of any dead or dry skin.


Now we all know that Shea butter is great for the skin but this foot cream is absolutely amazing!
While its not one of the cheapest creams around it is one of the creams that does actually work. Definitely worth treating yourself to!



Now you can't make such a big fuss of having beautifully soft feet without an amazing
Nail colour. Max Factor's gorgeous bright orange nail colour is sure to be a hit this summer and just £3.99 at Superdrugs.



No excuses, let's get our feet fit for summer!

M xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

100 Happy Days Challenge

Since January I have noticed very simple but beautiful pictures with the hash tag 100 happy days on various social media sites. When I asked what it was all about  I got a very simple response "Post 1 picture for the next 100 days of something that makes you smile; a picture of your kids, their smile, a flower, your pet, even your dinner!"
It's so easy to take the simple things in life for granted that something like this makes you stop and enjoy the little, precious moments in life.

The reason I have put it off for so long is with everything we have going on at the moment I just knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with it but now with our upcoming nuptials, the launch of our new family business around the corner and the children doing so well at school, now is the perfect time for my 100 happy days.

 Day 1


#100happydays

You can keep up with my 100 happy days on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Feel free to send me links to your #100happydays

M xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Weekly Meal Planner

Oh dear, I didn't realise it had been quite so long.
Things have been as hectic around here as usual but I'm back with this weeks meal planner!

Weekly Meal Planner

Monday
Chicken noodles

Tuesday
Lasagne, pasta and sweetcorn and salad

Wednesday
Pork chops, roast potatoes, carrots and peas

Thursday
Sausage, mash and bwans(with onion gravy of course!)

Friday
Chilli con carne with Mexican rice, salsa and tortilla chips

Saturday
Turkey drummers, chips and beans

Sunday
Roast beef and yorkshires with all the trimmings

M xx

What's on your menu this week?

Our Easter Hols

Our Easter Holiday in pics!



And finally...

Relax!!

How was your Easter break?

                             M xx
















Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Parents in Business - We Need You

With more and more people in the UK being made redundant, forced to accept pay cuts and struggling to find work at all, there has been a surge in the number of small business being opened.
As a work at home mum, I understand the importance of getting the balance right and still being able to provide for my children and pay the bills.
With job uncertainty at an all time high and future education becoming ever more competitive, my soon to be husband and I decided that in order to 'secure our families future' we would have to take matters into our own hands.

Despite us both currently working we have begun developing our own small business which we are hoping to launch soon!

With business on our mind we know just how expensive advertising and marketing can be which is why we strongly believe on using all of the free social media opportunities at our disposal. They are great for free exposure, offer limitless networking opportunities and can put you in touch with potential customers.

To make the most of these opportunities we will be hosting a networking event every Wednesday evening on Twitter between 8pm and 9pm.
Whether you have a business idea, are a start-up or have been successfully trading for some time, if you are a parent in business we'd love for you to join us with your ideas, comments, suggestions or advice.

We'll be around this evening for anyone that wants to join on and hope to really get things going next Wednesday. So for articles, advice, networking and more join us on Wednesdays between 8pm and 9pm on Twitter

M xx